"… you are to rejoice before the LORD your God in everything you put your hand to. " Deuteronomy 12:18
My first blog…
I do rejoice and thank my God for all the talent and creativity He has given me to share.
It is a source of joy and happiness
… to take materials and make something cute and lovely or wacky and crazy or
bold and compelling to wear or display.
… when I can come up with something that’s also useful and functional.
… when someone else sees my items and stops me to ask about it
… when I can encourage someone else to discover their creativity and develop it.
I remember a time when I taught a class of seventh grade girls basic embroidery stitches. One girl in the class was from a very large (13 kids) family who lived in the projects in San Francisco. Hard to get a lot of attention when your from such a large family! She was borderline trouble and had very low self esteem. She was an excellent embroiderer and I encouraged her to develop it. She had to leave our private school and go back to public school. One day she came up to me at church, her face all aglow and you could hear the excitement in her voice. The principal of her school had seen her work and was so impressed with it he set up a display of it in one the school’s display cases. What joy! Things like that create strong memories and this one is over 30 years old but it still thrills me when I think of it. It’s treasures like that that make life enjoyable!
Encourage someone today! It will put a smile on your face for sure!